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Private equity firms grapple with #MeToo fallout

Some PE executives are 'treading on eggshells' when it comes to approaches to sexual harassment.

PODCAST: How PE firms can recruit a diverse investment team

Veteran headhunter in the private equity space Will Moynihan discusses how general partners can promote diversity and inclusion in their recruitment practices.

Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

Responsible Investment Forum: Key takeaways

Almost 300 industry professionals gathered in London this week for PEI's Responsible Investment Forum. Here are four takeaways.
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BlackRock global alts head: ‘Quality of ESG data is a challenge’

Coverage, frequency and consistency are key challenges, BlackRock Alternative Specialists' David Lomas told PEI's Responsible Investment Forum on Wednesday.

PODCAST: Leapfrog’s CEO on separating the impact investing wheat from the chaff

Fresh from raising a $700m fund in May, Leapfrog Investments’ Andy Kuper talks to Toby Mitchenall about how impact investing will evolve as more firms enter the fray.

PSERS postpones vote on US buyout fund over ESG concerns

Advocacy groups raised concerns with the US pension about Platinum Equity portfolio company Securus, which manages inmate phone systems for state prison systems.
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Future special: The changing face of the LPA

Calls are growing for the standardisation of the limited partnership agreement, but moves towards uniformity are fraught with difficulties, lawyers say
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